Got Your N95 Mask?

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Then you're wasting your time and money.

From Facebook:

A friend of mine shared this and it's pretty compelling...hope everyone reads it.

For all you mask wearers (especially those of you who think wearing it outside is NOT stupid 🤦🏼‍♀️). I know I’m about to burst your “google doctor degree” bubble, but here goes nothing.
So Masks?
I am OSHA 10&30 certified. I know some of you are too. I don’t really know WHY OSHA hasn’t come forward and stopped the nonsense BUT I want to cover 3 things
• N95 masks and masks with exhale ports
• surgical masks
• filter or cloth masks
Okay, so upon further inspection, OSHA says some masks are okay and not okay in certain situations.
If you’re working with fumes and aerosol chemicals and you give your employees the wrong masks and they get sick, you can be sued.
• N95 masks: are designed for CONTAMINATED environments. That means when you exhale through N95 the design is that you are exhaling into contamination. The exhale from N95 masks are vented to breathe straight out without filtration. They don’t filter the air on the way out. They don’t need to.
Conclusion: if you’re in Target and the guy with COVID has an N95 mask, his COVID breath is unfiltered being exhaled into Target (because it was designed for already contaminated environments, it’s not filtering your air on the way out).
• Surgical Mask: these masks were designed and approved for STERILE environments. The amount of particles and contaminants in the outside and indoor environments where people are CLOGGING these masks very, VERY quickly. The moisture from your breath combined with the clogged mask will render it “useless” IF you come in contact with COVID and your mask traps it, YOU become a walking virus dispenser. Every time you put your mask on you are breathing the germs from EVERYWHERE you went. They should be changed or thrown out every “20-30 minutes in a non-sterile environment.”
• Cloth masks: I can’t even believe I’m having to explain this, but here it goes. Today, three people pointed to their masks as they walked by me entering Lowe’s. They said “ya gotta wear your mask BRO” I said very clearly “those masks don’t work bro, in fact they MAKE you sicker” they “pshh’d” me. By now hopefully you all know CLOTH masks do not filter anything. You mean the American flag one my aunt made? Yes. The one with sunflowers that looks so cute? Yes. The bandanna, the cut up t-shirt, the scarf ALL of them offer NO FILTERING whatsoever. As you exhale, you are ridding your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide. Cloth masks trap this carbon dioxide the best. It actually risks your health, rather than protect it. The moisture caught in these masks can become mildew ridden over night. Dry coughing, enhanced allergies, sore throat are all symptoms of a micro-mold in your mask.

-Ultimate Answer:
*N95 blows the virus into the air from a contaminated person.
*The surgical mask is not designed for the outside world and will not filter the virus upon inhaling through it. Its filtration works on the exhale, (Like a vacuum bag, it only works one way) but likely stops after 20 minutes, rendering it useless outside of a STERILE ENVIRONMENT (correct Becky, they don’t work in a bar, not even a little bit).
*Cloth masks are WORSE than none. It’s equivalent to using a chain-link fence to stop mosquitos.
The CDC wants us to keep wearing masks. The masks don’t work. They’re being used to provide false comfort and push forward a specific agenda. For the love of God, research each mask’s designed use and purpose, I bet you will find NONE are used in the way of “viral defense.”
Just like EVERY Flu season kids, wash your hands. Sanitize your hands. Don’t touch stuff. Sanitize your phone. Don’t touch people. And keep your distance. Why? Because your breath stinks, your deodorant is failing, your shoes are old and stink, that shirts not clean, & I like my space. Trust me I can hear you from here. Lots of reasons to keep your distance and work on body hygiene. But trust me, the masks do not work.

*Occupational Safety & Hazard Association sited.
The top American organization for safety.
They regulate and educate asbestos workers, surgical rooms, you name it.

I know, facts suck. They throw a wrench into the perfectly (seeming) packaged pill you are willingly swallowing. Facts make you have to form your OWN OPINION, instead of regurgitating someone else’s, and I know how uncomfortable that makes a lot of you. If your mask gives you security, by all means, wear it. Just know it is a false sense of security and you shouldn’t shame anyone into partaking in such “conspiracies.”

If select politicians stopped enforcing it, no one would continue this nonsense.
Don’t drink the kool-aid.
 

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You Betcha!
I only wear it while teaching people how to insulate. :D

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So I start a thread and say basically the same thing..... and Ransom decides to start mocking me over why doctor's wear masks......

Where is Ransom to declare "Thou Fool"?
 

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You Betcha!
I only wear it while teaching people how to insulate. :D

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I bought a flapped N95 15 years ago for some reason.... can't remember....I started wearing it because of some of the earlier requirements and people started tell me why I was wrong to wear one. NOW, they don't mind at all.

Not that I believe the flap actually works the way it is designed. There has to be enough pressure to open the valve and light breathing doesn't always generate enough pressure.

I make this "point" to show its all about circumstances. Very seldom do all practices or planned practices result in the same operation.
 

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I've seen people wear face shields up here in Canada. I don't know what the reaction would be down in the US if they saw people wear them there. They look like riot police with them.
 

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I've seen people wear face shields up here in Canada. I don't know what the reaction would be down in the US if they saw people wear them there. They look like riot police with them.
I've seen some customer service people wearing them at different places but it is rare.
 

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What about concealed carry and a mask?

There are many questions concerning what a law enforcement officer might do if they find out you're carrying concealed and wearing a mask.
 

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What about concealed carry and a mask?

There are many questions concerning what a law enforcement officer might do if they find out you're carrying concealed and wearing a mask.
I'm not aware of any states that have specific laws on concealed carry while wearing a mask. I know in Virginia it's typically illegal to conceal your face, but I'm assuming they aren't enforcing that right now.
 

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I'm not aware of any states that have specific laws on concealed carry while wearing a mask. I know in Virginia it's typically illegal to conceal your face, but I'm assuming they aren't enforcing that right now.
You're correct. I should have been more accurate in my description. The laws/regulations generally revolve around concealing your face so that you're not easily identifiable.

While some areas have said they're not going to enforce the requirement, Yet, the requirement is still there. Which means, they can change their minds and/or apply it based upon their own judgement and not on the clear suspension of the regulation/law,
 

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If credible science came out with evidence that masks were significantly effective at reducing exposure would you believe it, or is your mind already made up?
 

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If credible science came out with evidence that masks were significantly effective at reducing exposure would you believe it, or is your mind already made up?
Credible science already exists. There are no mask standards. You just have to cover your face with whatever you have.
 

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Credible science already exists. There are no mask standards. You just have to cover your face with whatever you have.
Credible science isn't (almost ever) monolithic and in this case, as with many others, has competing ideologies. This leads to people on both sides of the aisle lobbing authoritative grenades with definitive and over-reaching claims. Consequently people gravitate towards the arguments that allow them to salve their conscience as they do what they willfully want to do, ignoring the uncertainty built into their own system of beliefs.
 

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Credible science isn't (almost ever) monolithic and in this case, as with many others, has competing ideologies. This leads to people on both sides of the aisle lobbing authoritative grenades with definitive and over-reaching claims. Consequently people gravitate towards the arguments that allow them to salve their conscience as they do what they willfully want to do, ignoring the uncertainty built into their own system of beliefs.
I can agree with most of that.

I wear a mask. It makes other comfortable. I'm largely against the mandate to force others to wear them. Part of this is due to my libertarian beliefs and part of it is due the fact I know that the lack of standards for the masks isn't changing anything. Its just letting those in power feel more powerful.

I was against standing "in-line"... six feet apart while the wind was blowing my way.

Our "leaders" have been wrong through this entire mess.
 
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